Posted: Wednesday, 03 October 2012 5:01PM
First District Congressional Republican candidate Allen Quist was in Winona Tuesday to talk to supporters at Country Kitchen.
Quist is trying to unseat incumbent Democrat Tim Walz.
Quist was asked about the discrepancy in fund raising amounts in the 2nd quarter in what he raised, just over 8-thousand dollars, while funding himself 170-thousand dollars.
Quist says he does not mind having to use his own money to help bring his message to Minnesotan's.
Quist says he will dedicate 50 percent of his post-primary time to fundraising and says that major Republican donors were waiting for a primary winner before contributing.
So far, Quist has contributed over $200,000 of his own funds to the campaign. The self-donations are part of his endorsement convention promise to raise $1 million to defeat Walz. Any money not generated by fundraising would be covered by his personal finances.